The Weekly Defence Podcast

Focusing on the defence industry, trends in military technology and the procurement programmes that get the kit into the hands of the warfighter.As well as a weekly news round-up of current events, Shephard Media’s team of international journalists and analysts take deep dives into defence issues, focusing on niche sectors of the market and look at where the trends are heading.If you work in the defence sector, have an interest in the development of defence technologies, or even if you are an end user of military equipment, then the Weekly Defence Podcast is aimed at you.


episode 33: Spotlight on Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and FNSS on display at IDEF 2021

In this episode of The Weekly Defence Podcast, we bring you a roundtable discussion on the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan from a military angle; and, as IDEF 2021 takes place this week in Istanbul, we speak to FNSS to find out about its armoured vehicles on display.


Newsround – Weekly highlights [1:26]

The team highlights some of the main stories from the week, which include copy from IDEF 2021 and analysis of the key investments in procurement from the air, land and sea domains emerging from the recently released Italian defence budget proposal for 2021-2023. 

Deep dive – Debate on Taliban seizing control of Afghanistan [5:31] 

Multimedia Journalist Noemi Distefano, Air Editor Tim Martin, Senior Land Reporter Tim Fish, Senior Naval Reporter Harry Lye and Military Training Editor Trevor Nash engage in a debate on the collapse of Afghanistan to the Taliban. 

A military perspective focuses on the US and NATO legacy in the country, the change in procurement and counterinsurgency doctrine for NATO allies in the past 20 years, and the role of the UK and the US investment in training the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF).

Industry Voice- FNSS on display at IDEF 2021 [53:33]

Creative Director Tony Skinner is on the line with Douglas Jackson , Assistant General Manager at FNSS, to discuss the Pars IV 6x6 armoured vehicle and other capabilities the company is highlighting at IDEF 2021.


 2021-08-20  1h4m